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Staying Power

I love you in a place Where there's no space or time I love you for my life You're a friend of mine And when my life is over Remember when we were together

We were alone And I was singing this song to you

(Excerpt from Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You")

Last week, we looked at our worship during this Lenten season in the form of a lyric to be sung in sync with the melody of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. It's a statement of affirmation for our Emmanuel, the God wo is always with us:

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. ~John 14:18-21

Mine was "Jesus satisfies my soul".

What does sweet Jesus mean to you?

If you have not done so, I encourage you to spend the time to craft your lyric.

The melody of Christ's sacrifice will go on with or without your words, but wouldn't it be nice for Jesus to know your there...

That you see His suffering....

That you will not run and hide, at least not this time...

That you do not doubt the power of Resurrection

and Peace

and Love

and Sacrifice

that runs through His veins.

As much as I adore the scripture of Mary anointing Jesus prior to the cross, I can't forget there was a time when her faith was fleeting when her brother Lazarus died.

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” ~John 11:32

On that day, the only thing being pour out at Jesus's feet was doubt.